Double pleasure at the Albertina Museum

Last week I had a chance to join Instagramers Austria again for a tour of the Albertina Museum´s latest retrospective exhibitions of two great Austrian artists:  Alfred Seiland and Florentina Pakosta. Alfred Seiland Alfred Seiland is a photographer, but really I would call him a camera artist.  Seiland was born in Austria in 1952 andContinue reading “Double pleasure at the Albertina Museum”

Stargazing in Ottakring

I don´t know how many times I have gone by the Kuffner-Sternwarte in the greenbelt of Ottakring, Vienna´s 16th district, and never gone inside.  This grave omission has now been remedied, thanks to the very informative (and free) history tour given by a volunteer of the Kuffner-Sternwarte Association. When it comes to Ottakring, most ofContinue reading “Stargazing in Ottakring”

Up! Art at vertiginous heights

Up above the clouds so high, like a diamond in the sky… — Well, admittedly the art installation and view tower of HÖHENRAUSCH – Das andere Ufer in Linz is not quite that far up, but high enough to give you impressive all-round views over Linz and a chance at refreshment on a hot dayContinue reading “Up! Art at vertiginous heights”

Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna

In a couple of days, it´s time to visit Lainzer Tiergarten.   On 8 and 9 June this lovely forest park in Vienna´s West will be hosting the 17th Vienna Biodiversity Day.  This event  is co-organized by the Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22) as a contribution to the “GEO Day of Biodiversity“. (Actually, theyContinue reading “Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna”

Giant hat pins and other fantasy objects: Gironcoli

The other day I was finally able to visit the exhibition Shy at Work, an extensive selection of works by Bruno Gironcoli at the MUMOK.   A couple of these objects are on display in the public space in front of the MUMOK – you can´t have missed them if you have passed through the MuseumsquartierContinue reading “Giant hat pins and other fantasy objects: Gironcoli”